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€22 million Real Madrid loanee likely to become a part of the first team next season
A recent report from ABC (h/t Madrid Xtra) has offered an update on the future of Brahim Diaz. The young playmaker is currently plying his trade for AC Milan, having joined the club on loan from Real Madrid in the summer of 2021.
The report suggests Diaz is in contention to become a part of Real Madrid’s first-team next season as the club’s hierarchy is keen on shoring up the options in the creative department.
During his ongoing spell at AC Milan, Diaz has featured in 107 competitive matches, racking up 16 goals and 10 assists. He has not been one of the most crucial players for the Rossoneri, but his contributions have been critical for coach Stefano Pioli.
However, Milan do not believe his performances are worth paying €22 million, which would be the valuation if the Serie A giants want to sign the player on a permanent deal at the end of the season. Not to mention, the Madrid club have the right to buy the player back for a fee of just €27 million.
This has led to uncertainty over the future of Diaz. But as per the report, Real Madrid are open to having him back at Santiago Bernabeu this summer. It appears the Spanish champions are looking to incorporate the Spaniard as part of the first team next season.
This is hardly surprising as Real Madrid are indeed facing a lot of uncertainty as far as their midfield unit is concerned. Luka Modric is running on his last legs while Toni Kroos is flirting with the idea of early retirement.
While Dani Ceballos has done an excellent job since the turn of the year, there is a substantial chance for Brahim Diaz to make a name for himself next season, especially considering that he can provide an option for the right flank as well.
However, Diaz’s prospects and future at the Santiago Bernabeu may also rely on Real Madrid’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham. As things stand, though, a comeback to the club is looking increasingly likely for the Spanish prospect.
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Real Madrid superstar duo contacted by Saudi Arabia, club aware of the situation
As we approach the final phase of the 2022/23 campaign, Real Madrid are facing immense pressure to renew the contracts of two of their veterans Karim Benzema and Luka Modric.
According to a recent report from Josep Pedrerol, Real Madrid have been made aware that Saudi Arabian clubs have contacted the two, with the aim of bringing them to the Middle East to enhance their league.
Modric has been facing an uncertain future with his contract expiring at the end of the season. While he is in talks with Madrid over a renewal, the midfielder has also been approached by Saudi Arabian clubs, as they look to enhance the league by roping in stars from Europe.
Al Nassr notably made headlines earlier in the year by bringing in Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. Since then, Saudi clubs have been linked with moves for players like Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard and even Lionel Messi.
Modric, too, is considered one of the top targets for Saudi clubs. Although the midfielder has expressed his desire to continue at the Bernabeu for at least another year, a deal with Real Madrid has not materialised. This has opened up a window of opportunity for Saudi clubs to make their move.
Meanwhile, Karim Benzema was reported to be close to finalising a renewal recently, but an agreement is yet to be reached. The Frenchman has had his share of struggles with injuries and fitness this season, which has led to questions about his longevity and future at Real Madrid.
While the links to a move to Saudi Arabia have not been as prominent for Benzema, it is expected that the Saudi clubs may jump on any opportunity to lure the striker to the Middle East.
Real Madrid are aware of the situation and are working to secure the futures of their star players. However, with the prospect of lucrative contracts being offered by the Saudi Arabian clubs, the players themselves may be tempted to make the move.